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Watch The National Debut “Heavenfaced,” “Fireproof,” “Graceless” In Berlin

Trouble Will Find Me, the new album from the National, is just a month and a half away from release, and we have yet to hear a single studio song that will appear on it. But last night in Berlin, the band played a secret show at Berlin's Michelberger Hotel, trotting out a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013

National’s Trouble To Feature Sufjan, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten

The National's sixth full-length album, Trouble Will Find Me, is due out on May 21st via 4AD. It's their first album since 2010's High Violet. Drummer Bryan Devendorf recently spoke to Gothamist about the new album, revealing that it will feature contributions from Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, and others. "There are… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 23, 2013

The National Trouble Will Find Me Details

The National make brooding, big-tent indie rock better than just about any band on the face of the planet, and they've just announced the impending release of Trouble Will Find Me, their sixth studio album. We've got the details and the tracklist below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012

Watch The National Play New Songs “Lola,” “Sullivan” & “Prime” At ATP

This past weekend, the National curated and headlined their own ATP Festival in England, and during their set, they played four new songs. One of those was the set's opener, "Lola," a somber and strummy song that has me pretty amped about the prospect of a new National album. Watch a nicely-executed fan-made video below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012

The National – “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (Isham Jones Cover)

Lately, the National seem to be intent on forcing their way into every show on our collective DVR. Earlier today, we posted their cover of the Bob's Burgers Thanksgiving song. And a few months ago, they contributed a song called "The Rains Of Castamere" to the Game Of Thrones soundtrack. And now they've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2012

Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song

On this weekend's episode of Fox's Bob's Burgers -- probably the best among the recent crop of shows starring H. Jon Benjamin -- Bob's wife Linda came up with an impromptu Thanksgiving song. Anyway, some folks from the show reached out to the National and asked if they'd record a version, and they obliged. Hear… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 19, 2012

The National – “The Rains Of Castamere”

The only time I can remember anyone actually listening to music on Game Of Thrones was when (spoiler) that little asshole King Joffrey had a minstrel's tongue cut out for singing a song that made fun of him. But the awesome HBO show is still getting its own soundtrack, and that soundtrack has somehow found… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 25, 2012

The National Soundtrack And Speak On An iPad App

The National recently contributed to a new, interactive storybook iPad app called Dragon Brush, where lead singer Matt Berninger handles the narration of the story of a young Chinese boy and his paintbrush while bandmates Aaron and Bryce Dessner handle the music. The app was designed by Brooklyn's Small Planet Digital and John Solimine,… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 23, 2012

Stream Grinderman’s Grinderman 2 RMX

Grinderman's remix LP Grinderman 2 RMX came out last month, and from that release we've already scoped Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues" as well as Silver Alert's remix of "Evil" that features the National's Matt Berninger. Now, we've got the whole set, which includes remixes by UNKLE, Josh Homme and A Place… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, & Bryce Dessner Perform More Planetarium Songs

Last week, we posted video of Sufjan Stevens teaming up with the National's Bryce Dessner and indie-affiliated composer Nico Muhly to perform a gorgeous new song called "Venus." As it turns out, that song is just one piece of a larger collaboration that these three guys are working on. They're putting together Planetarium Songs,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Dessner – “Venus” (Live At MusicNOW)

Lately, there's been a whole lot of crossover between the worlds of indie rock and avant-classical, and three of the parties most responsible are Sufjan Stevens, the wizardly young composer Nico Muhly, and the National's resident experimentalist Bryce Dessner. MusicNOW, Dessner's Cincinnati music festival, ended on Friday, and all three teamed up on the final… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012

Watch The Bridge Session, National Members Playing With Bob Weir

On Saturday night, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead legend, played a show at his own TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. At the show, he was backed by a one-off band called the Bridge Session. As Rolling Stone reports, that group included the National's Aaron Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devondorf, as well a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it's full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you're into indie rock, skewing the more… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012

Grinderman – “Evil (Silver Alert Remix)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Though Grinderman are kaput, an album of Grinderman 2 remixes is forthcoming, from which we've already heard Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues." Today, another track we've sampled from Grinderman 2 RMX became a free MP3, this time Silver Alert's remix of "Evil" that also features the National's Matt Berninger. Download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 9, 2012

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people's champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner for the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011

The National, Jónsi, She & Him Make Oscar Shortlist

This year's Academy Awards ceremony could look pretty interesting, at least when it comes to the Best Original Song segment. The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of the 39 songs available for Best Original Song nominations, and it includes a few names familiar around these parts. The National are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2011

Trey Anastasio Joins The National At Beacon Theatre

The National just wrapped a five-night stand at the Beacon -- maybe you livestreamed the final night -- a run of shows which brings back memories to the Allman Brothers heyday. But it was a different jamband that's been most associated with Berninger and friends lately: reports have been circulating that Phish's TreyMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 19, 2011

Stream The National’s Final High Violet Show Now

The National have been playing NYC's Beacon Theater all week to high acclaim -- they've even been peppering in new songs like "I Need My Girl" -- and tonight the band is set to stream their run-ending performance. Hit the stream below to watch the final Beacon show, starting at 9 PM EST. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 17, 2011

Win Butler Joins The National In Montreal

The National, who have been staying pretty busy lately, brought out Arcade Fire's Win Butler in Montréal Friday night for a performance of "Start A War." Check it out after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 12, 2011
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